David Schmidt, president and CEO of IFIC, told the committee that the majority of Americans are satisfied with FDA's current policy regarding labeling of food produced through biotechnology. He contended that IFIC's survey methodology is more sound than other approaches.
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By: Lindsey Loving Date: 6/22/12 Most of us can relate to this scenario: Despite your best efforts to keep your flower beds looking beautiful, it never fails that a big, ugly weed shoots up front and center? And it is often accompanied by several of its friends. Why must they keep growing? Most of...
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By: Food Insight Blog Contributors Date: 6/20/12 Well, it's here, the first day of summer. Interestingly, this also marks the longest day of the year. Blog contributors here at Food Insight decided we would share our insights and tips on how to make this day and this summer season the best one yet...
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By: Kimberly Reed, Executive Director, International Food Information Council Foundation Date: 06/19/12 Tomorrow, as we celebrate the summer solstice and the year's longest day of sunshine, I will be dedicating my regular hour-long gym workout to honor those who have Alzheimer's Disease and their...
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By: Andy Benson, IFIC Foundation Vice President for International Relations  Date: 6/18/12 We tend to think of disease as being something that is transmitted from person to person, like influenza or smallpox. Yet, in the 21st century, the diseases that are responsible for two-thirds of all...
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Kimberly Reed, Senior Vice President, International Food Information Council, andExecutive Director, International Food Information Council Foundation Prepared Remarks to the American Medical AssociationHouse of Delegates Reference Committee E (Science and Technology) onCouncil of Science and the...
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By: Jania Matthews Date: 6/15/12 Food is a topic that touches the lives of many-in fact, everyone. Food is needed to live, however, for many of us, food is much more. Food is a platform that brings families and friends together, fuels our bodies for energy, and so much more. I'm glad to see that...
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By: Kris Sollid, RD Date: 6/14/12 Can you imagine a world without sugar? Personally, I'd rather not. Black coffee, no apple pie...no thank you. However, for some, a sugarless world is easy to imagine. What is it about sugar-a simple carbohydrate after all-that generates such complex conversations...
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By: Katie Kamensky, Dietetic Intern, Medical University of South Carolina Dietetic Internship Date: 6/11/12 With the start of summer in full force, people are running to the sound of the famous jingle of the ice cream truck. Summer tends to promote delicious dairy desserts, ranging from milkshakes...
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(Washington, D.C., June 7, 2012) — A four-part examination of the science of sugars, produced by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, will be published in editions of the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Today.  Part one of the series is currently available on the journal’s...
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(Washington, D.C.) – The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, in its continuing commitment to help address the worldwide prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) today announced the publication of the proceedings from its 2011 Global Diet and Physical Activity...
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By: Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD Date: 6/6/12 Despite multiple federal, state and local public health efforts to help Americans achieve a healthy weight through a balanced diet and regular physical activity, the majority of Americans remain overweight or obese. While research, including our 2012...

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